We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and flexible support worker to join us supporting a young man with learning disabilities to move into his new home near Taunton in Somerset.
This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the next step in this young man’s journey, but you will need to be an active individual and have a passion for the outdoors, and in particular walking and running as these are two hobbies that are a key part of this persons support.
No experience required.
Being a driver, with access to a car for work purposes, is essential for this role as you will be required to support this young man with accessing the local community. Mileage paid at 0.43p per mile.
At Affinity Trust all of the people we support have a learning disability but many have associated health needs, dementia, physical disabilities, profound and multiple learning disability or mental health needs.
Being a support worker means you are integral to the day to day lives of the people you support, helping them with various activities such as assistance with personal care, household chores, meal preparation, leisure activities, social inclusion and maintaining health and well-being.
We are an equal opportunities employer.
Affinity Trust is committed to being Disability Confident. As part of our commitment, all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.
Be the difference, change lives! Apply today.
Skills & Experience
You will need to be able to work flexibly across a 7 – day rota to include, bank holidays, weekends and in the future sleep in shifts will be part of this working rota.
All our Support Workers complete shadow shifts before working with the people we support and those that have not previously worked in care will be supported with completing the Care Certificate.
- 28 days paid holiday per year (inc. bank holidays)*
- Make a genuine difference to someone’s life
- Blue Light Card
- £200 bonus after 3 months service, £100 after 6 months service and a further £100 bonus after 12 months service
- Pension scheme
- Sleep in & bank holiday payment enhancements
- 15% overtime enhancement on hours over 37.5 per week
- Fantastic training and development
- Paid for DBS
- Refer a friend scheme (earning £100 – £400 per referral)
*pro rata for part time staff
This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check which will be provided by Affinity Trust.
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